Cisco Systems Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, August 14th. Cisco Systems, Inc. supplies data networking products for the Internet. The Company’s Internet Protocol-based networking solutions are installed at corporations, public institutions and telecommunication companies worldwide. The Company’s solutions transport data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cisco Systems Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.51 per share on revenues of $12.40 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.51.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.5 to a profit $0.51. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.01, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Cisco Systems has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 39,540 36,117 40,040 43,218 46,061
Diluted EPS ($) 1.31 1.05 1.33 1.17 1.49

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013 Apr. 30, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 11,588.00 11,690.00 11,876.00 12,098.00 12,216.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.40 0.36 0.39 0.59 0.46

Past Performance:
Cisco Systems has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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